Maybe 9,500hp worth of GP30s and 35s is not the ideal set-up for unit coal service, but it worked for many years for Southern.
NS 1110 leads a southbound grain train by Oneida.
In March '14 the NS ran a roundtrip excursion from Chattanooga to Oneida that was to be pulled by TVRM's 2-8-0 630. The 630 wasn't ready for the run so the NS substituted the Southern heritage u... (more)
A very rare sight in 2018, a standard cab SD60 smokes it up as it fights manifest 163 upgrade out of Oneida.
Southern 8099 leads NS 275 as it starts to climb up toward the highest point on the CNOTP
The Jersey girl shoves on the rear of coal empties, as the train rides the roller coaster of humps and dips at Pemberton.
The former Conrail 4100 to CSX 800 to CSX 4590 now sports the NS thoroughbred scheme as it leads a northbound by Oneida Tn.
Leaving a trail of coal dust in their wake, the crew of 704 is getting the job done, as they bring the train thru the swag at Pemberton.
167 southbound, approaching the signal at CP Cross in the early morning light.
NS ES40DC 7680 leads a NorthBound loaded coal train near Oneida, TN
A northbound roadrailer flies over New River on this cold winter day.
South central Kentucky and North central Tennessee was at one time home to several small coal mines, but for decades these mines have been unused. However there are a few signs of the past coal op... (more)
The Southern 630 is making good time north bound to Oneida, TN. Seen here just south of Pemberton.
SOU 630 pulls into Oneida, TN while a few crew members aboard check out the spectators lining the street that parallels the tracks.
Southern 8099 leads the Oneida Flyer back towards Chattanooga as it passes under the Southern searchlights at Pemberton